Do you remember the last time you laughed and cried throughout an entire movie? Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence & Robert De Niro will have you balling and laughing out loud literally during entire film.
Pat Solitano (Cooper), has just been released from a mental health facility for beating the hell out of the teacher his wife was screwing in their home shower. Their wedding song, Stevie Wonder's, My Cherie Amour, was playing during this dramatic encounter. Talked about messed up. It's been 8 months since his check in at the facility and Pat moves in with his parents to get his life in order and reconcile with his wife, Nikki who we've learned has moved away. Maybe she's not alive or has moved on? Keep reading, no spoiler alert.
At a dinner with his old friend Ronnie, who lives down the street from the Solitano's, Pat meets Ronnie's sister-in-law, Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence) and the audience immediately can see the attraction and absolute amazing chemistry/dialogue between the two. After dinner, she commands Pat to have sex with her in her home with all the lights off so she wouldn't have to see his Philadelphia Eagle's jersey (Eagles and Cowboys referred to a lot during this incredible movie).
Pat learns that Tiffany was put on medication for having sex with all 11 of her co-workers after her husband passed away. Tiffany has met Nikki through her sister (played by the great Julia Stiles) and throughout the movie, Pat requests that Tiffany reach out to Nikki and give her a written note from Pat.
The only obvious thing about Silver Linings Playbook is we know Tiffany will eventually fall in love with Pat, but everything else is just a great written story that you can't take your eyes off of. So many elements and scenes throughout the movie will remind you of past experiences and family situations that you are currently living or have before.
Silver Linings Playbook will be hard to beat at the Globes and Oscars this year. Cooper and Lawrence both deserve awards for their perfect performances.